The ride this year will be VIRTUAL! Sign up to be a virtual rider and raise money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute!
We encourage riders to get creative when deciding what their virtual ride means to them. Whether it is a social distance ride around your neighborhood or a long bike ride with your family - it is up to you to decide!
The PMC Kids Ride gives us the opportunity to work together with the Franklin community and make a significant impact in the fight against cancer. We have all been touched in some way with someone who has had cancer. This ride gives children an opportunity to feel that they can make a difference. It empowers kids to become part of the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) mission of raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. This ride also teaches children the value of riding for the benefit of others.
PMC supporters Lisa Marchioni and Lisa Cronin will be organizing the ride along with committee members Sharon Baryluk, Nancy Brogan, Jen Lyons, Joanne Schaefer and Heidi Winiker.
Riders can choose their own route for this year’s virtual ride. Talk to your parents and family members and get creative when creating the route you will ride. Have fun with it - ride loops in your neighborhood or plan for a longer bike ride with your family. Set-up your own water stop or make fun chalk drawings in the street for encouragement.
Please make sure to follow all public health regulations and guidelines for your area, while practicing safe social distancing. See the “Safety” section below for more tips.
Parents will need to create an account or log in with an existing account in order to register their child or family. When creating an account, please enter the parent's information first as there will be a separate part in registration to enter the child's information.
Once registration is complete, parents will receive an email with information on how to log into their management page to customize donation pages and to track donations.
Since the ride is virtual there is no registration fee or fundraising commitment. As such, riders will not receive the traditional goodie bag this year.
Virtual riders do not have a fundraising commitment, however we encourage all riders to set a fundraising goal to help raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 100% of all rider-raised dollars will go directly to lifesaving cancer research and treatment.
Riders who go above and beyond with their fundraising will be recognized as All Star Fundraisers, Heavy Hitters or Breakaway Fundraisers and will receive a special gift in recognition of their fundraising efforts in late Fall.
Donate online or by check. Checks can be made payable to the Pan-Mass Challenge or PMC. Please send all checks to:
PMC Kids Rides
77 4th Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Make sure that the rider's name is listed so they can receive credit!
Please follow all public health regulations and guidelines for your area while biking in your neighborhood. Limit large groups of unrelated bikers and practice safe, social distancing.
General Safety Tips!
Since the ride has gone virtual, we do not have any volunteer opportunities this year. The PMC encourages all volunteers to consider becoming a PMC Virtual Rider. You'll need to log in using a PMC account (not a PMC Kids Rides account) to set up your virtual ride.
You can request your fundraising be directed towards the Franklin PMC Kids Ride by emailing email@example.com
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
Silver ($250 - $499)
Bronze ($100 - $249)
Sponsorships are essential to our ride's success. Your sponsorship can help us reach our goals. Last year we raised $57,000 and with your help, our goal this year is $60,000. Your contribution will go directly to life-saving research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Sponsorship will show your support to our Franklin community and the fight against cancer.
As a sponsor, we will put your business in front of more than 500 event attendees and the Franklin community. We are gratefully accepting individual and corporate donations and items to be included in the raffle on the day of the ride.
To make an item donation, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org